Thursday, April 21, 2011

Blogiversary & Giveaway

Oh em gee, you guys, I totally missed my blog's first birthday!  I am a very bad blogger indeed.  I was going to celebrate with champagne and things but clearly I missed the boat - what's that, you say?  I can have champagne whenever I want?  Fab.  Thanks.

Anyway, in honor/honour of my blogiversary, I'm announcing a giveaway!  This weekend I will hie myself to selected bastions of Englishness and I will choose, for one very special reader, the following things so that s/he may host his/her very own English spring garden party:

1. bottle of Pimm's plus instructions
2. jar of the dry ingredients for scones plus a recipe card
3. Union Jack picnicware

To enter the giveaway, make sure you're following Betsy Transatlantically and then enter a comment on this post telling me how you plan to join in the celebrations for the Royal Wedding.  Drawing will occur on Tuesday morning (my time) so make sure you've commented by the time you've gone to bed on Monday night.  Good luck!


  1. Pimms is my absolute favourite!! So, count me in.
    I will be watching the wedding at home in the morning and then going to a gathering in the afternoon. I'm looking forward to it sooooo much!! We've been using wedding napkins all week. What an idiot. Have a lovely Easter weekend. x

  2. Since I'm on the West Coast of the US - I will be pulling an all nighter. I don't want to miss a moment of the festivities so I figure this will be the best way to do it. Can't wait!

  3. PS - Happy Blogiversary!

  4. I will spend the day at the mental clinic. I will be watching the most glorious event on youtube. I will be wearing a large paper flower on my head that I will make. I will most likely be weeping. I will bake a cake, which I plan to eat alone at my desk with my hands.

  5. i will obsessively update perez hilton who i'm sure will be keeping intense tabs on everything that is going on in a timely fashion. LOVE lizzie

  6. Unfortunately I have to be at work that day, but will attempt to make up for it by watching highlights at a pub that evening!

  7. Well, seeing as it's going to start at 6 am on a Friday morning here, I'm guessing I'll probably be asleep for the actual event. However, I promise to spend at least an hour late in the day procrastinating by looking at pictures and watching youtube videos, and if at all possible, I will eat cake and drink champagne in their honor!

  8. I will get up at four a.m. to host an early morning English spring garden party. For one. Whilst wearing my union jack bathrobe and the lovely black fascinator I ordered from Amazon.

    Since I don't have any Pimm's or a kickin' scones mix (YET!), I will celebrate with a vintage bottle of orange Hooch (1999 was a very good year!) and a packet of Jammie Dodgers. And sob softly into a life-sized Robbie Williams pillow during the nuptials, thinking of missed opportunities and love's young dream. Possibly.


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